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Listening and Responding: Engaging Undergraduates through Action and Assessment Suchi Mohanty March 4, 2009.

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1 Listening and Responding: Engaging Undergraduates through Action and Assessment Suchi Mohanty March 4, 2009

2 Course Pages

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4 Usability Are the course pages an effective tool for facilitating course-related undergraduate research? 12 undergraduates participated –½ using course page –½ using library website Emily M. King. E-learning, One Course at a Time: A Usability Study of the UNC Library Course Pages

5 Usability Students given a sample assignment based on common English composition class Asked to complete tasks such as: –finding a background source –finding a scholarly article –finding a help document –and citing an article

6 Improvements

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8 Heat Mapping

9 Instruction & Library Use What role does the library play in encouraging students to return to the library as a place for research and study? Pre-test and post-test of composition students in early Fall 2008 Katherine G. Knott. The Effect of Library Instruction on Undergraduate Library Use

10 General Findings Strong preference for studying in residence halls and apartments Library instruction does connect to an increase in use of the library –Building use and research tools


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